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Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat

Jan. 31, 2023 08:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for...

Shooters in central California killings of 6 still at large

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Two weeks after shooters brazenly killed a teen mother, her 10-month-old baby and four other members of her household, the suspects remain at large. Authorities on Monday provided no motive for the attack in a central California farming community. ...

Kenyan police: Murder of LGBTQ activist not hate crime

Jan. 31, 2023 05:50 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suspect on Tuesday faced a murder charge in the killing of a prominent LGBTQ activist in Kenya, with authorities dismissing activists' suggestions that it was a hate crime. Authorities say Jacktone Odhiambo is the only person who will be charged with the...

UN chief backs democracy for Myanmar 2 years after takeover

Jan. 31, 2023 02:17 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s military seized power, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced support Monday for the democratic aspirations of Myanmar’s people and warned that the military’s planned elections amid a crackdown on civilians and political leaders...

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Jan. 30, 2023 21:49 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

Petito family lobbies for 'lethality assessment' law in Utah

Jan. 30, 2023 20:28 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When officers pulled over a van for speeding outside of Arches National Park in August 2021, they found a visibly distraught young couple in an emotional fight. Gabby Petito, 22, and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, were driving across the United States, and upon observing...

Through sobs, did Alex Murdaugh say he killed his son?

Jan. 30, 2023 19:20 PM EST

“I did him so bad.” That's what a South Carolina investigator on Monday testified that Alex Murdaugh had uttered between sobs during a recorded interview three days after Murdaugh's wife and son were killed. But to others inside and outside the courtroom, it...

Homicide being investigated at Montana State Prison

Jan. 30, 2023 19:03 PM EST

DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate has died in a suspected homicide, which is being investigated by the Department of Corrections and the Powell County Sheriff's Office. Todd C. Fisher, 49, of Glendive, died on Sunday at the prison in Deer Lodge, officials said....

North Dakota woman charged in baby's death at daycare

Jan. 30, 2023 18:59 PM EST

CARRINGTON, N.D. (AP) — A 48-year-old woman was charged Monday with murder in the death of a 5-month-old boy at her unlicensed daycare in western North Dakota. The Foster County State Attorney’s office said Patricia Wick, of Carrington, was also charged with child abuse involving...

Authorities in Honduras order exhumation of land activist

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Monday ordered the exhumation of the body of a land defender who died under unclear circumstances near the country’s Caribbean coast. Members of an ethnic group of mixed African and Indigenous heritage contend the death of...